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Maths Week at Maynooth University

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Maths Week at Maynooth University – ‘Do statisticians have superpowers?’ 10am-11am Thursday 21 October (Online – Zoom).

Rafael de Andrade Moral has been working as an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Maynooth University since 2018, after completing a BSc in Biology and an MSc and PhD in Statistics at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is very interested in applying mathematical and statistical tools to solve real-world problems linked to Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science. He is also passionate about developing new ways to teach Statistics using music (see https://tinyurl.com/rafamoral). In his spare time, he loves playing with his animals, which include three German Shepherds and two mini-lop bunnies.

Rafael will talk about what Mathematics and Statistics are, and why it is a good idea to study these subjects. He will also talk about Data Science and Machine Learning, and how we can use these tools to develop Artificial Intelligence. He will do a couple of demonstrations to show how randomness affects our daily lives, and how probability theory can help us make sense of it. Finally, Rafael will talk a bit about how you can study all of this and what the future might look like for you if you decide to have a career in this area. Students and teachers may ask questions at any point during the presentation, and there will also be a Q&A session at the end.

Audience: TY, 5th and 6th year Maths/Science classes

Booking required (only one booking required per class group) - register at http://mu.ie/mathsweek

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